(when no one can locate the tablature to “Journey To The Center Of The Mind”, some guys are just left to their own devices)

Recently cleared by the Secret Service as a potential threat to our nation’s Commander In Chief, former Amboy Duke Ted Nugent continues to weigh in on matters political and otherwise in a pre-gig discussion with Broward-Palm Beach New Times’ Jose Flores who calls the guitarist, “a musical hero that has no equal”. Y’hear that, Bill Orcutt? TAKE A SEAT.

What is the state of rock ‘n’ roll now?

Due the indefatigable celebration of killer music by me and my band, Sammy Hagar, Chicken Foot, Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, ZZ Top, Van Halen, Styx, REO, Journey, Kid Rock, AC-DC, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Dave Grohl and his bands, and so many honest to God soulful musicians carrying on, the best music in the world is alive and well. As far as new bands go, I’m afraid I cannot name any that thrill me, but confidence roils eternal.

If Romney were a rock band, what band would that be? Obama?

Out and out politicians are anathema to rock-n-roll, so I hesitate to attempt to connect the two. But on important issues, I am saddened to admit that Obama represents everything bad about humanity and Romney pretty much all that is good. It is really that stark.